Wednesday, July 13, 2016

EV Conversion: Throttle installation -- connect throttle cable to cable pull throttle

71 VW Karmann Ghia EV Conversion
A gasoline engine has a throttle which controls engine speed. The accelerator pedal pulls on the throttle cable which is typically connected to the carburetor. For an electric conversion, this cable has to pull on a device that signals the controller as to the pedal position. I used the WarP-Drive Hall-Effect Cable-Pull Throttle. This device was tricky to mount because there was nothing to attach it to directly. I bolted a piece of bar steel to the firewall and bent it 90 degrees to serve as a mount for the throttle. I routed the cable through it and used a cable stop to hold it in place. Here is a video of the test run of the throttle.

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